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's the latest from tokyo at this moment. back to you guys. >>> the crisis in japan has some people wondering about the safety of our nuclear plant. there are 104 facilities in this country, and one of them is in maryland at the coward cliffs plant, 50 miles from washington, d.c. and as derrick ward reports, officials there say a situation like the one in japan not likely here, but they say that they are ready just in case. >> reporter: a world away in japan, there is fear and uncertainty as damaged nuclear reactors lead to what's being called radiation anxiety among those potentially exposed and something more serious among those definitely exposed. in maryland, they're not anxious but not ignoring the events of japan either. >> we'll have industry experts deep deeply engaged with the aftermath to understand what went well, what didn't go well, and apply those lessons learned to our industry. >> reporter: the emergency operations facility near the plant is hub of the preparedness in the event of an incident where they would monitor everything from radiation output to media coverage of the ev
is in japan hit the food supply. >>> a star athlete killed. who police believe tried to cover up this crime. >>> an inmate in virginia served nearly 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. we'll tell you what finally set him free. >>> possible merger of at&t and t-mobile. it could impact thousands. whether you have that service or not. >>> guys, coming up in sports, george mason gets lost in a sea of red. >>> also, vcu keeps winning in the ncaa tournament. and how long will the capitals be without >>> more problems for arlington national cemetery. now poor record keeping is being blamed for reservations that are being lost in the system. the cemetery is still dealing with problems regarding mismarked graves. now the "washington post" reports cemetery officials are struggling to determine who has reserved plots. some of those plots may already have been filled. the reservations were made under a system that ended back in 1962. one official says the cemetery has 3,500 reservations on file. there could be more, they say, but they have no idea how many of those reservations are still v
. >>> to the disaster in japan now. the contamination both in and around the that damaged nuclear plant is growing. today the amount of radiation in the water that's been flooding the plant reached a level 100,000 times higher than normal. and today, plutonium, another radioactive substance, was detected in the soil around the complex. the contamination is believed to be the result of a partial meltdown in the core of that complex. all of this, of course, follows that march 11th earthquake and tsunami in japan. because of that disaster, health authorities all over the country and in our area are monitoring air and water quality. this afternoon, maryland officials announced a very small amount of radioactive iodine was detected in a rain water sample taken in baltimore. but as chris gordon reports now, authorities say it does not pose a health risk. >> reporter: our tap water is being tested to make sure it is safe, and officials say it is. the maryland and virginia health departments are monitoring samples that have been taken from reservoirs, rivers and rain water to check whether radiation from
in japan continues to unfoed, there is more evidence that the damaged nuclear complex there is still leaking a lot of radiation. the groundwater under one reactor is now showing radiation levels 10,000 times higher than they should be. radiation in the sea water near the plant has also grown to nearly 4,400 times the amount allowed by law. the government is being pressured to extend the evacuation zone around that plant. >>> concerns about that nuclear disaster in japan are growing here in this country. traces of radiation have now been detected in milk, in cows in california and washington state. however, experts say the levels are so low that the milk is still safe to drink. as kristin dahlgren reports, that has not eased the fears of shoppers. >> reporter: at grocery stores across the country, concern today. >> i probably wouldn't trust it completely. >> after trace levels of radiation, thought to be from japan's crippled nuclear plant were found in milk in this country. >> what is trace, and what does that really mean? >> reporter: experts say it means low readings of iodine 131
in and around the nuclear facility in northern japan that was damaged in a tsunami recently. a record level of radiation has been detected in sea water near the fukushima plant. it is more than 3,000 times what is allowed by law. plant officials believe it leaking from one of the reactors there. one of the reactor that's has melted through its protective container. japan's emperor and his wife tried to console some of the thousands of displaced residents today them spent about an hour at a temporary shelter near tokyo. it was his first such visit since the earthquake and tsunami hit the area on march 11th. >>> there are more questions the security of air cargo tonight after a fake bomb troofld a cargo plane. the plane was flown from the britain to turkey two weeks ago. a u.s. official told nbc news, the incident appears to be the result of a family feud. that parts of the phony bomb were made of play-doh. the fake bomb was placed in a wedding cake box. it was supposed to be delivered to a wedding reception. a turk usual man dropped off the box at a ups office two weeks ago. the phony bomb w
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